Law enforcement agents would have to declare that the suspect poses a potential harm to the public, said Rep. Tim Bearden (R-Villa Rica), a former police officer.
The alerts also could be issued to help locate a police officer who is reported missing while on duty, according to the bill.
The General Assembly created Mattie's Call in 2006 to assist law enforcement in cases where an elderly or disabled person is reported missing. The alert can only be activated by a local law enforcement agency.
Levi's Call, which is Georgia's version of the national Amber Alert, was established after the 1997 abduction and murder of a Forsyth County boy.